SMART MONEY

Smart card advocates and skeptics alike say it will be some time before the computer chip cards establish a retailing foothold in this country.However, the technology already has made its way into some supermarkets through electronic benefits transfer tests and electronic marketing, and is sure to make headlines next year when 5,000 Atlanta retailers begin accepting the card in place of cash during

Smart card advocates and skeptics alike say it will be some time before the computer chip cards establish a retailing foothold in this country.

However, the technology already has made its way into some supermarkets through electronic benefits transfer tests and electronic marketing, and is sure to make headlines next year when 5,000 Atlanta retailers begin accepting the card in place of cash during the summer Olympics.

Exposure to programs such as these will give retailers a

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